Alternative PHP Cache, or APC, is a module for Apache servers that is employed to cache the output code of script apps. It is very useful for scripts with large source code and could accelerate such a website as much as three times. PHP websites are dynamic and any time a visitor opens some webpage, the script links to a database to retrieve some content, then the code is parsed and compiled prior to it being shown to the visitor. If the output code doesn't change however, that is the case with Internet sites which display identical content all the time, such actions trigger needless reading and writing. What APC does is that it caches the previously compiled program code and delivers it whenever visitors browse an Internet site, so the database doesn't have to be accessed and the code doesn't have to be parsed and compiled over and over again, that consequently decreases the site loading time. The module could be extremely useful for informational Internet sites, blogs, portfolios, etcetera.
APC (PHP Opcode Cache) in Shared Website Hosting
You can use APC with each shared website hosting plan that we offer as it is already set up on our advanced cloud platform and activating it will take you only a couple of clicks in your Hepsia Control Panel. Since our platform is really flexible, you can run Internet sites with various requirements and decide if they will use APC or not. For instance, you can activate APC only for one version of PHP or you can do the latter for several of the releases that run on our platform. You can also choose if all sites working with a specific PHP version will use APC or if the latter will be enabled just for selected Internet sites and not for all websites in the web hosting account. The aforementioned option is useful when you need to employ a different web accelerator for some of your sites. These customizations are performed without any difficulty via a php.ini file in selected domain or subdomain folders.